Parklands Cottage Inc
Kempsey NSW
Phone (02) 6562 7104






Volunteering with Parklands Cottage Inc.

A number of dedicated volunteers assist with the day-to-day provision of services to our clients. This involvement may include assisting with client activities, maintaining the gardens, assisting in the kitchen etc. Without volunteers our service would not be able to operate.


Who Volunteers?

Parklands volunteers are people from all age groups, a range of educational backgrounds and skills, different cultural backgrounds and are both male and female.


Why Volunteer?

Volunteers give their time, skills, life experiences and expertise to Parklands Cottage enabling the provision of an exciting, varied and efficient service to clients.

Some of the reasons people volunteer include:

  • Meeting new people
  • Trying something new
  • Learning new skills to gain paid employment
  • Acquiring work skills while undertaking study in aged care and allied fields
  • Sharing skills and expertise
  • Staying active and involved
  • Giving back to our local community
  • Having fun
  • Supporting the older people of our community

The choice of volunteer opportunities is very broad. New activities for clients may be created to suit an individual volunteer's skills and experience. We are always looking for ideas and opportunities to increase the variety of activities provided and of course we need to undertake the day-to-day necessities such as serving meals, maintaining the garden and cleaning our premises, etc.

Volunteers are consulted about their involvement and are never expected to undertake any activity they feel uncomfortable with or would prefer not to do.


What will I be doing?

  • Assisting with activities, eg quizzes, puzzles, card games, board games, dominoes, bingo, craft etc.
  • Pampering - manicures, hand massages etc.
  • 1:1 client interaction - reminiscing, news discussions
  • Craft - particular areas of expertise such as knitting, crochet, beading, scrap booking, decoupage, painting, woodwork, photography, model plane & boat construction, etc.
  • Music and entertaining
  • Gardening
  • Cleaning
  • Kitchen assistance

How do I become a Volunteer?

If you would like to learn more about volunteering with Parklands Cottage Kempsey please phone the co-ordinator on 02 6562 7104 or use our contact form here >> The coordinator will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit Parklands.

It is mandatory for all volunteers to consent to a Criminal Record Check being undertaken.